Focus Enhancements Simplifies Digital Signage for In-Store Networks with New DART Management Software

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DART Offers Next Generation Media Network Management for the Progressive Enterprise in Video Advertising and Multimedia Information Delivery

Last Updated: May 16, 2006 4:33 pm GMT
(DIGITAL RETAILING EXPO, CHICAGO, May 16, 2006) Focus Enhancements Inc. (NASDAQ CM: FCSE), a worldwide leader in media acquisition, management and delivery technology, today announced its new digital signage management software solution DART™.

The DART solution helps retailers easily and efficiently manage operations and digital assets over their existing AV/IT network.

DART features fully-integrated tools to set up and manage a large-scale in-store digital media network. DART enables retailers to remotely configure, monitor, manage and report small and large deployments of networked media players, providing 24/7 access and support. DART also provides media pre-scheduling and push capabilities for complete unattended operation.

Metrolook, a service provider for digital TV networks in Mexico, currently uses DART to help their high-end customers manage media players in retail applications. According to Metrolook President, Don Salvador Gonzalez Grisi, "DART is a modular software tool that enables us to remotely manage the unique needs of our clients for managing, pre-scheduling and distributing content. DART provides compelling capabilities, including SNMP communication and the ability to group player/content by network, devices, clients, regions, or other custom attributes. This saves an incredible amount of time by seamlessly managing disparate content and players from a central point."

“DART enables CIOs to retain more control over their media network infrastructure from a central NOC and to manage their digital assets across their enterprise remotely,” said Michael Conway, senior vice president of business development for Focus Enhancements. “DART provides unprecedented capabilities which allow retailers to do more with their in-store digital signage networks, ultimately increasing advertisement or information-to-viewer relevancy, brand resonance, and ad campaign effectiveness for in-store media.”

To help customers expedite the deployment of their media network solutions, Focus Enhancements offers a portfolio of advanced support services to address the broad array of customer needs, including onsite installation and training, priority support hotline, priority problem assessment and repair, and access to software updates.

DART media network management software and other Focus digital signage solutions will be on display at Digital Retailing Expo (DRE), booth #1200, from May 17-18 at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center Chicago, IL. DRE offers the widest range of digital options, the very latest technology, and most pertinent information to find retail success in new media.

DART as well as Focus FireFly and Mantis SD and HD media players are available through the worldwide network of Focus Enhancements digital signage integrators.

For more information on Focus Enhancements and its products, please visit www.focusinfo.com.

About Focus Enhancements, Inc.
Focus Enhancements Inc. (NASDAQ CM: FCSE), headquartered in Campbell, CA, is a leading designer of world-class solutions in advanced, proprietary video and wireless video technologies. The company’s Semiconductor Group develops integrated circuits (ICs) for high-performance applications in the video convergence market, including IPTV set-top boxes and portable media players. Focus Enhancements is currently developing a wireless IC chip set based on the WiMedia UWB standard and designed to be compatible with Wireless USB and used in personal computer (PC), consumer electronics (CE), and mobile electronics applications. The company’s System Group develops video products for the digital media markets, with customers in the broadcast, video production, digital signage and digital asset management markets. More information on Focus Enhancements may be obtained from the company’s SEC filings, or by visiting the Focus Enhancements home page at http://www.Focusinfo.com

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